FA Cup Special: Our best chance of a win over Everton is Saturday, says Westley

Graham Westley

Graham Westley - Credit: Archant

Stevenage boss says a ‘difficult’ playing surface may work in his side’s favour in this weekend’s match

Graham Westley says Stevenage will be going for nothing less than a win when his side entertain Everton on Saturday.

Boro go into the game on the back of an improvement in performances if not results since the turn of the year and looking ahead to the game, with Roberto Martinez’s men due to arrive at the Lamex Stadium for a match in front of the BT Sport cameras, Westley says that his side’s best chance of another giantkilling remains this weekend.

“I don’t think a replay is something that’s on our mind. Let’s face facts, our very best chance of winning this tie is out there at the weekend,” Westley said.

“It’s a very difficult surface. We played at the weekend out there. The lads were fantastic and how they lost the game I’ll never know, but the surface really didn’t help our football.

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“We played some terrific football. We’ve got some great ball carriers within the side, they ball-carried terrifically and created chance after chance and the ball just wouldn’t sit.

“It was one of those days where the surface definitely ended up the winner. It’s not easy out there.

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“The bonus from our point of view is we know the surface, we know the pitch and we’re geared for playing on it.

“We know the way to play the pitch right now. It’s not easy. The forecast is for more bad weather between now and the weekend. The pitch will be playable, but it’s definitely going to be a certain type of surface.”

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